Everyone and their grandparents know that Michael Jordan is one of the greatest players in NBA history. While his footprint in basketball is unforgettable, Jordan also stepped away from the sport to join the Chicago White Sox for the 1994 MLB season, leading to a funny story shared by former teammate Ozzie Guillen on Sunday.
On NBC Sports Chicago on Sunday, Guillen shared a story about how the team's bus ran out of beer on a road trip. Despite everything Jordan had accomplished in the NBA by that time, Guillen forced him to go buy the team beer, justifying it by saying, "He's a rookie, I was the captain!"
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While Jordan may have "been a superstar on the basketball court," Guillen said that he had to listen to him due to his status as a White Sox captain. The former Manager of the Year played nine seasons with the White Sox by that time, earning 1985 AL Rookie of the Year honors, as well as three All-Star appearances before then.
Nevertheless, Guillen said that while M.J. "threw" the 12-pack of beer at him afterwards, the six-time NBA Champion had no issues going to get it. At the end of the day, it was a "fun" experience for Guillen to be able to share a clubhouse with Jordan due to the latter's humility and hard work.
"It was fun to have Michael [Jordan] because he wanted to be treated like anybody else... I've never seen anybody work harder."- Ozzie Guillen on Michael Jordan
The funny stories didn't stop with the beer tale, though. Guillen exclaimed to the viewers never to challenge Jordan to a game of pool. The former White Sox manager said that the basketball legend "took my dad to school" in a game despite needing to bend down to hit the balls.
Even if Jordan didn't have the best baseball career, Chicagoans likely love that Guillen was able to share these stories. Both men are Windy City fan favorites and that's a fact that's unlikely to change any time soon.
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